OverviewA Canadian medical cannabis revolution

Established in 2017, GlassHouse Botanics is a privately owned and operated Licensed Producer of medicinal cannabis sitting on 23 acres of pristine land in the Ottawa Valley, an hour and half from Ottawa Canada.  Together with our sister company, Glasshouse Botanics International Limited which is located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, we will be well positioned to provide EU-GMP certified medicinal cannabis to all of Europe starting in 2020  

Past

The idea of GlassHouse originally started when one of our co-founders, Dan Tauvette, started researching the benefits of cannabis and the potential of the cannabis plant a number of years ago.  The more he researched, the greater his certainty of the substantial  medicinal applications.  His research lead him to the realization that so many people could benefit from the plant- from cancer patients to people with pain, stress and anxiety.

The main motivation for our other founder, Jeff Black, comes from his desire to make a difference in the lives of people suffering from a number of ailments and conditions. This passion came from the suffering he watched his young daughter, Lael, go through for 3 ½ years. Lael was 6 years old when she was diagnosed with stage four Rhabdomyosarcoma – a very rare childhood cancer. Forty weeks of chemotherapy was the only treatment available. The pain and suffering a 6-year-old must go through each day, week and month is something no child should ever have to endure, and no parent should ever have to helplessly standby and watch. The anti-nausea and pain medication prescribed did very little if anything to stop the daily suffering. When the chemo stopped working Lael went through various other drug trials which eventually also failed to stop or slow the cancer. In 2008, when she was just 10 years of age, receiving radiation and morphine to control the pain, she passed away. In those last months of her life she suffered severe pain as the cancer grew in different areas of her little body. No palliative treatments were ever very effective in reducing her pain except for morphine, which, due to the level required, really didn’t allow her to have much of a life at all. With more, targeted research and development, cannabis may become far more effective in reducing nausea in cancer patients or for pain reduction and management with far less harmful side effects than that of morphine or other addictive opioids that are commonly prescribed. Jeff’s hope is that Cannabis can some day reduce some of the suffering people like Lael endure every day.

Present

Since receiving our cultivation and processing license from Health Canada in July 2019 we have been extremely busy hiring and training outstanding team members, planting and cloning thousands of seeds and plants, defoliating, feeding and just watching our beautiful healthy plants grow!   We are starting to fill up our 16,000 square feet of greenhouses and our mother room while at the same time we are working hard to keep our facility spotlessly clean.  Our first  harvest is expected in December of 2019.

 

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Future

Just like our greenhouses, our future looks very bright!   With a solid team that is expanding daily, thousands of lush, full, robust plants and a harvest right around a corner, 2019 is turning out to be an amazing year.  2020 looks to be equally as exciting with plans to triple our production capacity, obtain EU-GMP certification and commence selling our medicinal products in the European market to pharmacies and their patients.   We’re thrilled to continue to develop as a company and discover new products for our customers around the world as we drive to be a leader in the medicinal cannabis space. The future is limitless. Join us on the journey!

Present

Since receiving our cultivation and processing license from Health Canada in July 2019 we have been extremely busy hiring and training outstanding team members, planting and cloning thousands of seeds and plants, defoliating, feeding and just watching our beautiful healthy plants grow!   We are starting to fill up our 16,000 square feet of greenhouses and our mother room while at the same time we are working hard to keep our facility spotlessly clean.  Our first  harvest is expected in December of 2019.

 
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Construction Phase 1 – Canada

Our TeamWe’re just getting started

Our team is made up of a perfect blend of business, science and agricultural backgrounds. And like our plants, we’re growing. See our careers page for more information about job opportunities.

Our Greenhouse – The Differentiator

Our facility is something special.  From the outside it looks like 3 large, new greenhouses with crystal clear walls and ceilings. But once you see what’s inside you begin to appreciate that it is so much more.  They are greenhouses from the future!  

They still have all the advantages of most top of the line greenhouses where the plants can bathe in the rich natural powers of the sun and grow the way plants were always meant to grow while protected from the harsh outside elements when it gets nasty outside.  But then technology takes over to bring our greenhouses into the twenty first century and beyond.  The lights, shades, temperature and humidity are all dynamically controlled by its environment.  Any changes in the outside weather, such as the temperature rising or dropping a few degrees, humidity or the barometric pressure changing, the wind picking up or changing direction, cloud building up, rain pouring down or the sun coming out – will cause the environmental controls in the greenhouse to dynamically adjust to those changes in the outside conditions to ensure they have no effect on the perfectly balanced environment inside the greenhouse.  This is the greenhouse of the future and it is here in our facility.

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Our Processing & Distribution Centre European Union

To effectively serve the European market we need to be on the ground in Europe, working hand-in-hand with the European economic development agencies, regulatory authorities, wholesalers, pharmacies, doctors and patients. We hope to have a processing, distribution, R&D facility in Europe completed in 2020 and therefore are currently working towards obtaining a cannabis licence to do so.  By being situated in the heart of Europe and just a few hours from most major European cities, GlassHouse can ensure direct contact with customers and provide a reliable supply to the European market.

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